August 30, 2018

Dear Families,

We had such a fun first week of school, despite this awful heat.  Ask your children about the rules and routines we are learning. We are reviewing the alphabet and numbers, as well as vocabulary and sight words they have learned in kindergarten. Please take a few minutes each night to review their daily journal pages. The first sentence is always the date, and the following sentence is illustrated. Children should be able to read these to you, or explain them.  We have two class assistants who help me with calendar, passing papers, and holding doors in the hallway. Everyone will get plenty of turns to help! I am also thrilled that Mlle Gabrielle Roche is interning in our classroom, amongst other immersion classes, for the school year. Mlle Roche is from France, and studying to be a teacher.

Next week we will begin reviewing our colors. Children can wear the color of the day as follows:

Monday - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday - red

Wednesday - orange

Thursday - yellow

Friday - green

This is a fun way to review colors so try your best to represent the color of the day! We will go through all the colors over the next 2 weeks.

As always, please pack snacks and lunch in separate bags. All classrooms are NUT FREE  and we need to make sure no food with any nut product enters the classroom. Also please review lunch choices with your child each morning. Make sure they know if they are buying lunch, or milk. Also please review how your child will be getting home for school. Please send a written note for changes in dismissal.

* I don’t have parent contact information yet. Please go to the online registration that was emailed out to you before school started if you have not already completed it. This is from an email sent out last week:
This summer you should have received an email from with the heading Holliston Public Schools Returning Student Forms for (your child’s name). This form is for ALL students including those who are entering their first year at Placentino. Please make sure you have filled out and submitted this form.  If you have not received this email please contact Maureen Ohnemus in the Placentino office at 508-429-0647 x1202 or by email at
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